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Windows XP Re-Installation Problem Not geniune Key?????? RRS feed

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    I have had my desktop pc for around two years now it is running windows xp (pro) and it started to run a bit slow so i decided to upgrade the memory and i was given a bigger hardrive from my uncle this mean it went from 512mb anf ram to 1gb ram and from a 40gb harddrive to a 120gb hardrive.... i installed all this and re-installed xp did all the prompts on screen and wam-bam computer is completly up and runing again...... a bit later on that day i came to my computer started it up and on the login screen was a message basically saying my copy of xp wasn;t geniune!!! How is this possible sense as the same copy has been on my computer for ages and has been fine....... Can anyone help me and tell me why it is saying that i don't have a geniune copy when i have the disc and the code on the fancy label thingy lol.............. any help and advice would be great ?
    Monday, August 4, 2008 11:55 PM

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  • I'm afraid posted to wrong forum - this forum is for SteadyState only!!!

    If you have installed WDP and locked the Windows partition and activated Windows several times, you might get this message, but in all cases You should contact MS support for this problem!!! It's possible, someone wrote down you Windows Key and used for his installation, but
    You should contact MS support for this problem!!!
    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 4:33 PM
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    I agree. As this forum focuses on Windows SteadyState specific issues, this inquiry would best be posted to Windows XP newsgroup:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.general

     

    or submit a service request via

     

    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gprid=522131

     

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the newsgroups regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.  Thank you for your understanding.

    Wednesday, August 6, 2008 4:33 AM
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  • I'm afraid posted to wrong forum - this forum is for SteadyState only!!!

    If you have installed WDP and locked the Windows partition and activated Windows several times, you might get this message, but in all cases You should contact MS support for this problem!!! It's possible, someone wrote down you Windows Key and used for his installation, but
    You should contact MS support for this problem!!!
    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 4:33 PM
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    I agree. As this forum focuses on Windows SteadyState specific issues, this inquiry would best be posted to Windows XP newsgroup:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.general

     

    or submit a service request via

     

    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gprid=522131

     

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the newsgroups regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.  Thank you for your understanding.

    Wednesday, August 6, 2008 4:33 AM
    Moderator